About

I’m a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.

In March, 2006, we bought a farmhouse – De Witte Wand – in the Dutch countryside and retired to a quiet life together. De Witte Wand (the White Wall) is pictured above.

6 Responses to About

  1. niceartlife says:

    What a lovely farmhouse, typical Dutch (typisch Nederlands), erg mooi huis. Fijn weekend!

  2. Stephen Carter says:

    Geoff, I came across your blog by chance whilst explaining to my eldest daughter about Belmont House and the photo of the Dumbbell wedding, a picture I was familiar with. I remember you and Michael ( and your mum and dad, who was I recall an MHK) from your days in the Ivanhoe, I lived next door in the Wellington with my parents. I have not moved too far, having lived in Baldrine for 42 years and I went to sea for a living, and these days I am the senior pilot at Douglas Harbour and run my own company, Laxey Towing Company, owning the tugs barges pilot launch and cranes around Douglas Harbour.

    Best regards

    Stephen Carter

  3. davidbroster says:

    Hi Geoff, I can’t quite figure how to raise a new topic with you. A long time ago we discussed WHS amongst other things and now I’d like to ask about sorting, indexing, adding metadata, searching, storing jpg and raw photo files. Over the years I’ve read your posts about your disenchantment with MS treatment of photos, but I’m curious as to what software you use. At the moment I have a mess of various archives of photo’s and some under Adobe Photoshop Elements 14. The problem is that Photoshop tends to work with a database on your PC and therefore it is difficult for my wife to search for pics from her PC. Ideally we’d like to put the photo’s on a local server (I have several) and access them from our PC’s or (I’ve not attempted) to upload to a cloud store (which I suspect will also be rather slow to search and access ?) So, bottom line is what is your current strategy ? I presume you share with your partner – how ? We currently have about 100GB of shots.

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